ConnectingOntario Greater Toronto Area is delivering a regional electronic health record system for central Ontario.
The program is a hub for electronic health information which will enhance care for approximately 6.75 million Ontarians (50 per cent of Ontario’s population), by providing clinicians and care providers with the data they need to make care decisions.
This seamless and secure system provides access to a majority of acute and community care data to improve the timeliness of care decisions, reduce duplicate tests and procedures and better support care transition points. The program is currently implementing with early adopters, set to reach approximately 20,000 clinicians and care providers. This will pave the way for expansion across central Ontario and help drive future health system improvements and innovation.
When fully implemented, the program will benefit clinicians and care providers at more than 750 health care organizations, representing the following sectors:
- Acute care
- Community support services
- Complex continuing care
- Long-term care
- Mental health and addictions
- Primary care
Improving Patient Care
Enhance care and
- Reduce redundancy and frustration
- Help improve interactions with point-of-care access to information
- Improve transition between health care providers
Improve productivity and satisfaction
- Improve efficiency of decision-making and the ability to monitor health outcomes
- Provide electronic access to integrated health care information
- Help improve inter-professional care and coordination of services
Improve organizational and system coordination and capacity
- Accelerate the development and delivery of electronic health records
- Provide significant cost-savings enabling an integrated and sustainable approach to better manage, coordinate and plan care
- Build foundational information technology (IT) elements that can be leveraged for other organizational, regional and provincial health initiatives